August 07, 2004

A “Hatemonger’s Quarterly” Weekend Special:

A “Hatemonger’s Quarterly” Weekend Special: The Crack Young Staff Gives Back to the People

In a recent post, we, the crack young staff of “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly,” bemoaned the dip in visits to our humble “weblog” in recent weeks. Apparently, our solipsistic whining touched the hearts of many e-travelers, as our “website” again became very popular indeed.

As such, we, the crack young staff of “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly,” wanted to offer our readers an official—and highly unorthodox—weekend posting. It’s our little way of saying thank you to those (literally) dozens of people who check up on our publication from time to time. To misquote a beer commercial: This post’s for you.

And, to be sure, there are many to thank. In fact, we would like to take this opportunity to applaud one of our readers at random: Jason Hilton of Lexington (KY). We, the crack young staff of “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly,” have never met Jason, and we have no idea what he’s like. Still, our Official Random Plaudits Department would like to laud Jason for his logging on to our humble “website.” Jason, think of this as “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly” version of winning the lottery. Only there’s no money involved. Bully for you.

We would be remiss, however, if we merely praised this Jason character. In fact, a number of “websites” have helped make “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly” the vibrant e-community that it is.

First, we must extend our gratitude to the maestro known as the Vodkapundit. His link to one of our posts was the Internet equivalent of the American liberation of Grenada. On second thought, that parallel doesn’t quite work out, but it makes us look mighty learned. We would urge all of our readers to check out Vodkapundit daily, but it seems as if everyone in the Western hemisphere already does.

We must also thank the kind folks at Reason magazine. They somehow deigned to link to a humble post of ours, and they made our hit counter higher than a Grateful Dead groupie. Naturally, we exhort the (few) readers of our “weblog” who don’t already know of Reason to check them out: Any periodical that stoops low enough to mention us is mighty fine in our book. In addition, Reason’s readers can savor the reasonable reasonings of the inherently reasonable Nick Gillespie and the preternaturally reasonable Cathy Young. What more could you ask for?

We must also, as the kids say, give “props” to some stalwart e-supporters of “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly.” You know: The regulars. First, we must mention the proprietor of A Misspent Life, whose downtrodden musings can enlighten anyone’s day. Also, we simply must include the masterful Stephen Baldwin, whose clever prose is a daily joy. And let us not forget Enoch Soames, the only man who makes us feel disgracefully lowbrow. Nor should we leave out those delicately named Llamabutchers: They’re wooly; they’re meaty; they’re snippy. And they’re darned funny, too.

So, dear reader, we, the crack young staff of “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly,” hope that we have communicated just how important you are to us. We pray that we can mean something to everyone we touch—and everyone else, who won’t let us touch them.

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